Since 2010 Natale Rampazzo is Senior researcher at the Italian National Research Council, Research Institute on Innovation and Services for the Development (since 2014). Since 2001 he has been Researcher at the Institute for international legal studies, Naples. He’s lawyer since 1999 (Naples Bar Association) and is qualified to teach at the University (Area 12/H1). He acts also as evaluation expert for the European Commission in the area of Civil Justice.
Graduated in Law (summa cum laude) at the University of Naples Federico II, after attending a short master in commercial law at LUISS – Rome, he obtained a LL.M. in German Law at the University of Munich and the Ph.D. at the University of Salerno.
He’s currently carrying out a research on geographical indications (GIs) at the Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb of Munich in cooperation with the Technische Universität München e the Bavarian Ministry for Agriculture. His main research interests consist in the legal and economic analysis of the intellectual property protection, of the phenomenon of sharing economy as well of the regulation of technical and technological innovation and their impact on the society (big data, IoT, robot law, data management and protection), alternative dispute resolution.
He has presented papers in several scientific meetings in Italy and abroad (e.g. Buenos Aires, San Sebastián, Warsaw, Fribourg, Frankfurt a.M., München, Paris) on different topics (civil law, innovation law, IP law, ancient law and history), in which he has a significant score of publications.